Someone quoted this lyric from Leonard Cohen yesterday, and it was just what I needed to hear. In case you can't read it, here's what it says...
"The birds they sang
at the break of day
'Start Again,' I heard them say
Don't dwell on what has passed away
or what is yet to be...
Ring the bells that still can ring
forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
that's how the light gets in."
~ Leonard Cohen
Paint Over Collage is a fun technique to use if you don't have the time to paint a whole portrait from scratch. What you do is glue a photo from a magazine down in your journal (or in my case a portrait I found on pinterest); and then you paint over it. You can change it however you want, but it gives you the basic facial structure to start with. It's also a good technique to help you learn to shade faces. I used pencil, neocolor II crayons and gesso to do the shading.
Speaking of Book of Mirrors/Book of Days, Effy (the instructor), is having a sale right now, so it's a great time to check it out if you are interested! Click here to find out more.
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